Four years after the referendum vote, the UK has now left the EU. Since the referendum was held in June 2016, Brexit has been the subject of much political and legal debate. The impact of Brexit has been a significant consideration for many of our clients across a broad range of areas.
On Christmas Eve a post-Brexit deal was agreed between the UK and the EU. In brief, that deal legislates for how the UK and the EU conduct trade together from now. The deal is contained in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the “TCA”). In the case of Northern Ireland, in addition to the TCA the Northern Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Treaty (the “Protocol”) agreed between the UK and the EU, also has a material impact on the trade in goods to and from Northern Ireland.
At Carson McDowell, we continue to assess the impact of the TCA and the Protocol on the way our clients do business. We understand that businesses are facing new and ever evolving challenges as a result of the UK leaving the EU and that those challenges present the need for clear, practical legal advice. With more experts working across more specialist areas of practice than any other law firm in Northern Ireland, Carson McDowell is uniquely positioned to assist with the challenges that lie ahead.
To learn more about our sector specific Brexit advisory services, please contact a member of our Brexit team.